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MS EUROPA - from Venice to Barcelona
Cruise EUR1509
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (13 days)
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Colourful spring days

from Venice to Barcelona

Cruise EUR1509

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

13 days (0 days cruise only)

    Let crystal-clear water, the warm sun and the Mediterranean air transport you away from your everyday life on the magical coasts of the Mediterranean. Visit Croatia’s beautiful old towns, follow Sicily’s long history to the ancient theatre of Taormina and round off your experiences with a day in the Eternal City. The savoir-vivre of Monte Carlo and Marseille promises a relaxing end to your cruise. Could your spring be any more beautiful?


    Golf
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 450

    Combine cruises EUR1509 and EUR1510 and save € 450.


    Attractive combination discount of € 450

    Combine cruises EUR1509 and EUR1510 and save € 450.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • UNESCO World Heritage site: mosaics of Ravenna*, the old town of Dubrovnik*, the trulli of Alberobello*, the cave dwellings of Sassi di Matera* and the historic centre of Rome*
    • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: the Lipari Islands and Mount Etna
    • Sicilian night on board
    • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*
    • Fifteenth MS EUROPA Golf Cup – a tournament with attractive prizes
    • New port: Bari/Italy

     

     

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Venice
    Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
    Venice/Italy, departure 0.00 hrs

    Venice/Italy
    Arrive a little earlier in the lagoon city and enjoy Venice as part of a private cruise arrangement.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Ravenna, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Ravenna/Italy
    They decorate Byzantine churches, gild the Archbishop’s Chapel and adorn a royal tomb: Ravenna’s beautiful mosaics* are wonderful and famous around the world. Discover nature’s beauty while passing through pine groves, high poplars and thick reeds on a bicycle in Po Delta Regional Park*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Zadar/Croatia, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Zadar/Croatia
    The Venetian fortified walls of the old town* conceal a treasure chest of Roman, medieval and early baroque buildings. Krka National Park* with its waterfalls, serene lakes and pristine forests is a natural treasure.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Korcula, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
    Dubrovnik, arrival 21.00 hrs

    Korcula/Croatia
    This small coastal town is famous for its enchanting old town. Explore the lush island on an island tour* to the fishing village of Vela Luka and taste the local wine on the way. After a boat trip, the more adventurous can switch to buggies* in order to explore Korcula in off-road vehicles.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Dubrovnik, departure 19.00 hrs

    Dubrovnik/Croatia
    The “Pearl of the Adriatic” will be a port of call for the EUROPA for one night and you will have lots of time to explore Dubrovnik’s* historic legacy, which includes the Franciscan monastery and the Rector’s Palace. Take an off-road vehicle into the fertile Konavle countryside*, often known as the “Tuscany of Dalmatia”.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Bari/Italy, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Bari/Italy
    This university city will entice you to stop off at the trattoria to try some traditional orecchiette pasta. Another typical sight in Apulia are trulli – white roundhouses with conical roofs. The town of Alberobello* is home to entire districts of trulli and the only trullo-style church in the world. The Sassi di Matera* are extraordinary dwellings, too: many of the caves are 9,000 years old and were inhabited until 1952.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Catania/Sicily, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Catania/Sicily/Italy
    Etna appears on the horizon in the morning light. Approach the volcano in and off-road vehicle* and walk through the bizarre world of woods, volcanic desert and grottos. Enjoy the view from the ancient theatre in the town of Taormina*. The beautiful churches, palaces and shopping streets of Corso Umberto also promise hours of enjoyment on shore.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Lipari/Lipari Islands, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs

    Lipari/Lipari Islands/Italy
    Romantic cottages are nestled on the slopes which lead up to the majestic fort, inviting you to explore inside the city walls. Away from the town, you can look forward to unique impressions* and dreamlike views of the coastline when you travel through tiny villages.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Civitavecchia (Rome), 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy
    Be it the Colosseum, Forum Romanum or the Spanish Steps – every step taken in Rome* is a step through history. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to promise a prompt return. Modern art is also at home in the Eternal City: n the Giardino dei Tarocchi*, Niki de Saint Phalle created a colourful artwork of mosaics, sculptures and mirrored interiors.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Bastia/Corsica/France, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Bastia/Corsica/France
    This beautiful Mediterranean island has always been popular and contested. One of the most beautiful destinations is Cap Corse*, where Napoleon Bonaparte once had a coastal highway built.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Monte Carlo/Monaco, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Monte Carlo/Monaco
    The Principality of Monaco is perched on the Riviera and it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the azure sea. You can enjoy more wonderful views along the corniche* before reaching the sophisticated city of Nice. Follow the scent of jasmine, roses and oranges to Grasse*, the heart of perfume culture since the 17th century.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Marseille/France, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Marseille/France
    The 2013 European Capital of Culture is visible from afar with the towering Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. Travel through the idyllic region of Provence to Aix-en-Provence*, where the beautiful alleyways once inspired Paul Cézanne. The boat trip along precipitous chalk cliffs into the turquoise bays of the Calanques* promises to be an unforgettable experience.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Barcelona/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Transfer to a scheduled flight to Germany

    Barcelona/Spain
    Discover Barcelona in the post-cruise programme “Barcelona* – the great Catalan city”* or set off on your journey home.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    Following programmes we offer in German:

    PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS IN VENICE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: BARCELONA – THE GREAT CATALAN CITY
    HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY "ATLANTIC“ ARRANGEMENT

    * The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    Fifteenth MS EUROPA Golf Cup

    Monday, 11 May, Ravenna, Italy – Adriatic GC
    Play in the midst of fragrant pine groves and salt lakes on this wonderful 27-hole golf course. One distinctive feature is the successful combination of a classic links course and an American golf course.

    Friday, 15 May, Bari – San Dominico GC
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    Monday, 11 May, Ravenna, Italy – Adriatic GC
    Play in the midst of fragrant pine groves and salt lakes on this wonderful 27-hole golf course. One distinctive feature is the successful combination of a classic links course and an American golf course.

    Friday, 15 May, Bari – San Dominico GC
    Gnarled olive trees, wavy fields of wheat and a deep-blue sea – enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Adriatic every time you tee off.

    Sunday, 17 May, Catania, Sicily – Il Picciolo GC
    A course with short fairways set gently between black lava hills with a main attraction that is definitely one of the most famous holes in the world – Mount Etna.

    Tuesday, 19 May, Civitavecchia (Rome) – Parco de’ Medici GC – Sheraton Resort (additional course 1)
    Tee off on the former 16th century hunting grounds of Pope Leo X. You are sure to write your own personal golf history on this technically demanding course with numerous bunkers, ditches and water hazards.

    Thursday, 21 May, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Monte Carlo GC
    The Monte-Carlo Golf Club designed by Willie Park, Jr. opened in 1911. It offers an 18-hole golf course in an idyllic setting between the sea and the mountains! The golf course, located in La Turbie (in the heights of Nice), has a rolling terrain that requires extreme precision. Discover an elegant club in a warm and friendly ambience!

    Friday, 22 May, Marseille, France – Golf de Fregate (additional course 2)
    This championship golf course, surrounded by Provencal olive groves, was designed by R. Fream and is one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, with breathtaking sea views over 15 holes.

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    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Suiten

    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Restaurants

    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    Bars

    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    You alone decide how many and what type of physical challenges you want to set yourself. Perhaps you would like to discover something new, take up an old activity again or simply improve your stamina. If you wish, you can ask the personal trainer to help you put together a fitness programme that is tailored precisely to your physical condition and your personal goals. Then you can choose whether to work out alone or in a group – and set off for breathtaking experiences along the coasts of the world with new energy.

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    Entertainment

    Top-class entertainment awaits you on the stages on board. Enjoy concerts and performances by famous artists, face-to-face and in a personal setting. We welcome renowned stars of classical music on board on many of our cruises. Enjoy high-calibre big-band music, the finest dance music, musical melodies and elegant lounge music as well as all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces. Exclusive events and selected special cruise formats guarantee unforgettable moments and promise a truly special entertainment programme.

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